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English definition of “primogeniture”

primogeniture

noun [U] uk   /ˌpraɪ.məʊˈdʒen.ɪ.tʃər/ us    /-moʊˈdʒen.ɪ.tʃɚ/ specialized
the custom by which all of a family's property goes to the oldest son when the father dies
(Definition of primogeniture from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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